Ron McBee


Musical Introduction Series teaching artist Ron McBee loves percussion. He has been performing, touring and studying for over 20 years. He is at home with most any musical style, however, his focus has been on the percussion traditions of the African diaspora, for which Ron's depth of knowledge moves fluidly from hambone, spoons and washboard playing, to drumming styles of the Caribbean and South America. Ron has toured with several popular artists including The Sun Ra Arkestra and Hasan Hakmoun. A prolific composer for theatre and dance, Ron has composed and arranged the music for Harriet's Return and the percussion arrangements for the New York, London and Los Angeles productions of The Colored Museum. He, along with Hasan Bakr and Victor Y. See Yuen, are founders of the Afro-Caribbean percussion ensemble Heritage O.P.